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Friday, July 13, 2012

Every Star is Different, Chorus

Find my lesson plan for teaching the 1st and 2nd verses HERE.  You can also find my handbell charts for this song HERE.

To teach the chorus, I made these star sticks:

Pictured above is an old picture and I didn't save my document.  But I created a new one HERE that you can download.  I just printed the stars out on regular paper and taped them to popsicle sticks.  Then I'm going to let the kids just take them home!

I will create 2 groups grouped by color and whenever we sing "shine" or "shining" one group will hold up their sticks.  Then whenever we sing "bright" or "brightly" the other group will hold up their sticks. Then we'll switch back and forth.  Then I may have them listen for rhyming words and when they hear a word that rhymes, they can hold up their stars too.

Variation:  The chorus would be perfect for the Sr. Primary to learn the alto part.  To teach it, photo copy the music for each child to have their own.  Then just plunk through the notes similar to how ward choir would run.  When performing, the Sr. will know the alto and the Jr. will know the melody.

1 comment:

Jenna said...

I am going to use this to teach the chorus, thanks so much!